Course Details

954: Dynamic Ways of Looking at American Art and Culture

February 8-10
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

The course focuses on three central themes in American culture and the arts: American symbols of freedom and independence; family as a unique group that reflects the American spirit; and urban culture with new building, the Works Progress Administration, optimism and depression, and changes in communities with diverse populations. This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Margery Gordon

Margery Gordon served as museum educator at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (SAAM) and National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). She taught classes at DC schools, Howard University, OLLI, Assumption College, Corcoran Art School, SAAM, Washington State University, and others. Margery presented talks and workshops on art and culture throughout the US, in the Dominican Republic, and the former Yugoslavia. She is the recipient of several grants and was highlighted in the book Museum People by Peggy Thomson. She was written up in the Washington Post, Denver Post, Asia Today, Worcester Telegram, and others. Presently her artworks are shown in several galleries and museums, and are in the permanent collections of the Washington Cancer and Dayton Art Institutes.